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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Three of the white supremacists authorities accused of planning violence at Monday’s gun rally in hopes of sparking a civil war had packed containers with food and supplies for the event, according to court records. “We could essentially like be...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Faith leaders from around the region gathered a few blocks from the Capitol at Centenary United Methodist Church to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Ultimately, we felt called to be as close to the Capitol as we...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.GUN RALLY:• Meet Phil Van Cleave, the computer programmer and ex-rock guitarist who heads the Virginia Citizens Defense League, which is organizing today's massive gun rally in Richmond. — The Chesterfield Observer• Virginia antifascist activists say they will not mount...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The FBI arrested three alleged members of a neo-Nazi group that calls itself “the Base” on gun charges. Officials moved to arrest the men “partly out of concerns they might engage in violence at a gun rights rally planned...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Prominent far-right activists and groups banned from rallying with weapons in Charlottesville, Virginia, after the deadly 2017 'Unite the Right' rally are headed back to the state for a pro-gun rally in Richmond, where tensions are running high.”—The Daily...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Seven years after Virginia approved regional transportation funding for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, leaders in the Richmond region are asking for the same power to make joint decisions about transportation improvements and raise fuel and sales taxes...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Opponents of new gun laws are expected to descend on the Capitol today, where a Senate committee is scheduled to take its first votes on elements of Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control legislation. The crowd is expected to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration released its proposed definition of assault weapons it wants to ban, which targets any semiautomatic weapon with a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Some General Assembly Republicans want to repeal a ban on...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state’s laws.”—Associated Press• Gov. Ralph Northam promised sweeping change...